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Information Technology (IT) BTEC Level 2 First Diploma at Nelson and Colne College

Course description

The career opportunities within the IT industry are vast and constantly growing to meet the demands of latest technologies. If you want to work in this innovative industry, our IT courses are a great way to start. On this course you will discover the breadth of information technology and its implications on individuals and businesses.

Successful completion of this programme can lead onto a Level 3 qualification.

Course content

You will study a range of units aimed at giving you a good grounding in IT and Creative Media, including;

  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases Programming Multimedia Online World
  • Installing Hardware

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English or Level 1 Diploma and Level 1 Maths and English.


You will be assessed via two external exams which are multiple choice tests. Other units are assessed via assignment based tasks.

Future opportunities

Former students are studying at a number of top universities including the University of Leeds, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Huddersfield, reading degrees such as Computer Animation, Computer Forensics, Information Management and Computer Game Design.

Due to the high demand for skilled IT professionals, there are a wide range of careers available in many industries, from working on an IT Help Desk, Developing Software and Managing IT Systems to designing Computer Games or working on Animated Film productions.

Students can also apply for one of our Apprenticeships with top local companies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson and Colne College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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